A while back there was a huge uncertainty looming around the Bond franchise since the latest actor to take on the iconic character, Daniel Craig, was not sure if he was going to return to the franchise. That was laid to rest, as Craig confirmed he would return after months of speculation, but now Barbara Broccoli, producer of the famous spy films, is giving us hints as to what to expect when the titular character gets recast in a near future.
Broccoli was asked recently about the possibility of a female or black 007, to which she responded in a way that shows the state of mind the franchise is in regarding the casting of its star spy:
‘These films tend to reflect the times so we always try to push the envelope a little bit, Anything is possible.’
She also added to her answer the following:
‘Right now it’s Daniel Craig, and I’m very happy with Daniel Craig, but who knows what the future will bring?’
It’s very clear that we still have no idea who will replace Craig at this moment, but Broccoli’s comments indicate that the franchise is pretty open to someone breaking the stereotype in which 007 is normally cast with. One could say that the fact that Craig is coming back is a miracle in itself, after saying he would prefer to “slash his wrists” before reprising the role of 007, of course, a hefty payday came to his pocket for his reprisal of James Bond.
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